IBM increasing security portfolio with Resilient Systems acquisition

IBM intends to continue increasing their security portfolio by acquiring Resilient Systems. The tech giant announced the beginning of the acquisition earlier today.Resilient Systems has developed an Incident Response Platform (IRP) that prepares for data breaches and their fallout. This platform will be integral in IBM’s new X-Force Incident Response Services, a new program designed…

Join HOBI At ELFA’s 2016 Equipment Management Conference

HOBI International, Inc. will be on the floor in booth 2 this week (February 22-23) at the ELFA Equipment Management Conference in Scottsdale, AZ. Craig Boswell, HOBI International President, is speaking Tuesday afternoon during Track 2’s Information Technology session in Vaquero E1-E2. Boswell will discuss market trends and other industry topics for mobile device leasing.…

Smartphone sale growth dwindling, lowest since 2008

Gartner reports that Q4 2015 smartphone sales were the slowest since 2008. Overall Q4 shipments reached just above 400 million, and overall 2015 smartphone sales reached 1.4 billion. Apple’s overall sales declined 4.4 percent during Q4 2014 to Q4 2015, but Samsung saw growth of 4.6 percent during the year. Samsung finished 2015 with 3.2…

2016 cyber security report card ranks enterprise IT and mobile vulnerabilities

Tenable Network Security released its annual cyber security assurance report card last week. This report uses the responses of more than 500 IT professionals in organizations of more than 1,000 employees. Tenable averages responses of the professionals and then “grades” according to cybersecurity issue, industry and country. Overall, the United States received a B-, with…

Four benefits of tablet usage in the classroom

Technology adoption in the classroom is becoming more widely accepted, but some teachers and administrators may be apprehensive about implementing devices in the classroom. While personal electronics may be a distraction to students, district-issued tablets and e-readers bring opportunities for more flexibility both outside and inside the classroom. Four ways tablets expand learning opportunities for…

Safer Internet Day 2016: Three tips for more secure Internet usage

Today is Safer Internet Day, a day devoted to educating adults and children everywhere about information security, best Internet practices and cyber-bullying protocol. The Internet is a necessary part of modern life, but the more it evolves, the more insecurities it brings. While there is still a lot of unchartered Internet territory, following certain precautions…